Guwahati: Assam recorded 1,992 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the state’s total tally to 5,42,445, according to a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin.
In the last 24 hours, 27 fatalities were also recorded, pushing the COVID-19 death toll to 4,937. Of the 27, five deaths were reported from Jorhat district, four from Dibrugarh and two each from Cachar, Darrang, Kamrup Metro, Karbi Anglong, Morigaon, and Sonitpur. One death each was reported from Barpeta, Biswanath, Hojai, Kamrup Rural, Kokrajhar, and Tinsukia, the bulletin said.
The current death rate is 0.91 per cent and the number of COVID-19 positive patients dying due to other causes is 1,347.
The new COVID-19 cases detected during the day included 263 in Kamrup Metro, 157 in Golaghat, 135 in Lakhimpur, and 125 in Dibrugarh.
The number of active cases in the state is 19,120.